University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 17, 2024  
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Geography, B.S.


Description


The department offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in Geography. The Bachelor of Science emphasizes proficiency in physical geography, geospatial methods, and human/environment interactions and develops skills in mathematics and statistics. All students are required to have a minor. Students are encouraged to develop with their advisors an individualized program of study within the degree. The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography). Our specialties include the American West, biogeography, climatology, cultural historical geography, land use planning and water resources. Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned departmental advisor every semester.
http://www.unr.edu/degrees/geography/bs

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/science/geography-ba-and-bs

Contact Information


201 Mackay Science
(775) 784-6995

College of Science Academic Advisors: http://www.unr.edu/science/academic-advising

Transfer to Nevada


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


 

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (25-33 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4-7 units) - CO2


C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6-8 units) - CO4, CO4L


D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (9 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


The following recommended course can also be used in the Major Requirement:

C. Global Context Course - CO11


D. Ethics Course - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


The following recommended courses can also be used in the Major Requirement:

F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (45 units)


A. Geography Core (18 units)


B. Additional Geography Core Requirement (6 units)


C. Geography Electives (21 units)


Geography electives must be selected from an approved menu. Please consult with a geography advisor for acceptable courses.

Geography human/environment courses (6 units)


V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


Students may complete any minor approved by the University, except that students may not receive credit for both a minor and a major in the same discipline. Completion of a second major or degree approved by the university satisfies this requirement.

VI. Electives (12-23 units)


Consult with a geography advisor for appropriate courses.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (14-16 units)


B. Second Year


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • GEOG Science Course (3 units)
  • GEOG Methods Course (3 units)
  • General Elective (6 units)
  • Minor (3 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


Note(s):


  1. Minor courses include all courses a student takes to fulfill their Minor.
  2. General Elective courses include courses that do not fulfill a Core or Major requirement.
  3. Geography Science includes Geography courses identified as science courses for the BS major. Three courses required from a list held in the department.
  4. Geography Methods includes Geography courses identified as methods courses for the BS major. Two courses required from a list held in the department.
  5. Geography Human/Environment includes upper-division Geography courses identified as human/environmental interaction courses for the BS major. Two courses required from a list held in the department.